P&O Crew members

Crew Research Guides

P&O ships have employed many thousands of
crew and shore staff across the world

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British India Steam Navigation CompanyBritish India © P&O Heritage Collection

There is an Officers and Engineers’ Register between 1863 and 1877, reports on Officers and Engineers between 1885 and 1933, Engineers’ Record Books between 1894 and 1925, Commanders’ Record Books between 1866 and 1957, Steward Staff Afloat between 1913 and 1953, Cadets’ Service Books between 1906 and 1953 and Engineer Service Records between 1905 and 1957.  Please note that not every year will appear in all of the records listed.  Should you wish to view the full catalogue, please refer to the National Maritime Museum.

James Nourse LineJames Nourse © P&O Heritage Collection

There are Apprentice Papers from 1880 to 1963, Service Records of Masters, Mates, Carpenters, Engineers and Sailmakers between 1890 and 1921, Service Records for Deck and Engine Officers between 1919 and 1956, Seniority Lists between 1919 and 1965, Crew Lists from 1937 through to 1961 and Applications for Employment of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers for 1941.  Should you wish to view the full catalogue, please refer to the National Maritime Museum.

New Zealand Shipping CompanyNew Zealand Shipping © P&O Heritage Collection

There is a Captain’s Register from 1905 to 1956, a joint Officers’ and Engineers’ Register from 1877 to 1933, an Officers’ Register from 1918 to 1936, an Engineers’ Register from 1929 to 1938, a Register of Stewards in charge from 1912 to 1950, a Surgeon’s Register 1919 to 1947, Record of Masters from 1874 to 1898, the Pension Members Sheet from 1931 to 1967 and Officers’ and Engineers’ Photographs from 1947 to 1966.  Should you wish to view the full catalogue, please refer to the National Maritime Museum.

Orient LineOrient Line © P&O Heritage Collection

There are Steward Records from 1884 to 1927, War Records (i.e. POWs &c) from 1939 to 1945, various Pension Records from 1938 to 1963, lists of Officers and Engineers of the Fleet from 1927 to 1937 and a Seagoing Personnel Record from 1943 to 1957.  Should you wish to view the full catalogue, please refer to the National Maritime Museum.

General Steam Navigation CompanyGeneral Steam Navigation © P&O Heritage Collection

Employee Record of Service book, containing entries on date of commencement, advances, monies paid etc. in respect of all staff, sea-going and shore based c.1850–1914.  Should you wish to view the full catalogue, please refer to the National Maritime Museum.

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